The in-person meeting was called to order at 7:11 PM by President, Mike McCullough. Mike introduced the club officers, Vice President, Dwane Meanor, Treasurer, Mr. Gary Pennington and Mr. Tom Burleson, Secretary and Newsletter. Mike acknowledged all the volunteers and thanked them for their service.
Mini Hunt: Due to the time change we will start back having our Mini Hunts next month. They will start at 6:30 PM prior to the 7:00 PM meeting.
Refreshments: Pizza was provided by the club again this month.
Thank You: Carol Rinker and Ed Stratton for helping with the raffles and Dave Franz for handing out the door prize tickets ever month.
February’s Club Outing: The outing was held at Leaking Park in Baltimore City on Saturday February 18th.
Next Month Club Outing: For more details contact Kevin Weis or Dwayne Meanor (Bear)
Upcoming Outings: 2nd week in March a 4-day hunt in Mt Airy, North Carolina on 7,000 Ackers, Cost $215.00 Location to be announced at a later date. Members only hunt will be October 7, 2023, Members only hunt will be October 7, 2023
Treasurers Report: $639.94
Monthly Attendance Award: Tim Mazz
Guest: Robert Wolf, Isaac Wolf, Steve Campbell, Bob Taylor, Kevin Maybery and Doug Kasier
New Members: Robert Wolf (RJ)
Buddy List: This is a list of people needing or giving assistance with their type of Metal Detector. Anyone is interested in joining the Buddy list see Andy Cooper.
Gold and Diamond Testing: See Nathan Pressler if you need something checked out.
Merchandise Sales: Testing will be done in March, June, September, and November See Nathan Pressler.
Club Library: See John Vice the Librarian.
Membership Chairman: Dennis Powers
New Business: We are able to get your 2023 Baltimore County Permits at our meetings.
Presentation: Mike McCullough presented a PowerPoint that touched on a number of areas of historical interest spanning early Gwynn’s Falls history, a famous Negro baseball league player, and a Carroll County creamery operation. The title was ‘In search of H. M. Zile. Thank you, Mike!
Donations: David Franz donated one of his hand-crafted wooden banks for raffle. Thank you, Dave. The winner of the bank was Kevin Weis. Ron Sisk and Steve Zulich donated wheat pennies. Thank you, Dave, Ron and Steve.
2023 Leg of Gold Monthly Winner: Jamie Foster
Silver Round n/a
50/50 Raffle n/a
Coin Contest: 1.Mike McCullough 1.Gary Pennington 1.Andy Cooper 1.Eric Ritter 1.Jaime Foster
Club Favorite : Eric Ritter (Hot air balloon launch plate)
Relic Contest: 1st Gary Pennington 2nd Mike McCullough3rd Andy Cooper, Mark Kaieger, 4th Eric Ritter, 5th Steve Zulich
Clad: 1.Ed Stratton 1.Steve Zulich 1.Tim Mazz 1.Andy Cooper
New Activities: None
Information onMetal Detecting Permits for Baltimore City and Baltimore County can be found on our web siteMaryland Free-State Treasure Club.
Next Club Meeting March 30th. Starting at 6:30PM for the Mini Hunt followed by the Meeting at 7:00 PM.
Adjourned: The meeting was adjourned at 8:59 PM